French Girls Are Over Leggings—Here's What They Wear Instead

For whatever reason, the legging trend has continued to take off like wildfire among the fashion community, and there seems to be no end in sight. Even as the rise of athleisure moves forward into more innovative and sartorial spaces, leggings are the one item it seems no one is willing to retire—except for the French. Curious about the above phenomenon, I wanted to see if this comfortable pant style was as popular with the most stylish women I know—Parisians—as it is here in America.

After asking four of the French girls ahead a few general questions about their personal preferences on leggings, one thing was clear: The French don't really wear leggings anywhere besides the gym. With so many alternative pant styles out there these days, the women ahead waste no time dabbling in this trend that they associate with bad taste and a lack of elegance—their words, not mine.

Go on to read more about French girls' opinions on leggings, as well as to shop the pant styles they are wearing instead.

Did these French girls inspire you to give up leggings? If not, check out the best and worst shoes to wear with leggings.